Daily Archives: February 24, 2006

A computer for luddites

An article in the New Scientist online states that a new quantum computer “works best switched off”.

“With the right set-up, the theory suggested, the computer would sometimes get an answer out of the computer even though the program did not run. And now researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved on the original design and built a non-running quantum computer that really works.

I knew that quantum physics and quantum mechanics were weird. This one, though, beats my story of parallel universes (Meter Made), which is based on brane theory, derived from quantum physics.

Thanks to Ed Willet for pointing to the article.

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